Banks

China’s blockchain seen as a push for greater control

The PBOC's plans to issue a cryptocurrency to replace fiat currency is seen as a move to regulate cash flow and to clamp down further on shadow banking. A policy adviser also couldn't resist a swipe at Facebook's Libra.
October 29, 2019

Why financial services face huge risks from AI

Although AI is seen as an opportunity to tap new investment and client opportunities, it could also be a minefield if the safeguards are insufficient, a new study suggests.
October 28, 2019

Indonesian fintech startup Ovo expects to breakeven in 2-3 yrs

The Lippo and Grab-backed startup, last valued at about $2.9 billion, is riding Indonesia’s cashless payments wave to bring merchants and financial institutions timely consumer insights. Ovo’s CEO Jason Thompson sees a fresh fundraising drive next year to support growth.
September 09, 2019